December 2017 Blog Posts

Hello!!  It's Lisa, I'm here today to show you just how much fun I've been having with the 'Sub Zero' collection. I created this 12x12 here using some Disney photos of our's taken in the Summer at the Winter Summerland Mini Golf, which is Christmas themed. I love that you get to play golf in the 90's sunshine and listen to Christmas music. There's even fake snow!!    
I do love a white background, but I also love to create a frame for my pages. I just feel it finishes them off. My photos really needed those thick white borders. The colours are so similar to this paper line that they would have been lost on this page otherwise. It really helps them to stand out.
I used one of the stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet and added some printed strips to create the title. I really enjoy doing this.I alternated sticking the sticker and die cut snow flakes with tape and 3d foam dots to add extra depth.
And this 'Snow Much Fun' was cut from one of the 3x4 Element sheets. It's what pulled this whole page together for me. Thinking of the fun that we had on that day and using the lime green which I continued throughout the page in the form of paper strips and snowflakes to bring it all together. This is the favourite part of this layout for me.
I do have a video here where I show everything from this collection that I have received and you can also watch this page being made by myself. I hope you enjoy.
This page just makes me smile. I love all the bright colours and jolly elements. It's just perfect for the fun time that we had and just goes to prove that you can still have 'Snow Much Fun' even in Florida in the hot August sun.  


Hello there! Linsey here today sharing my latest altered project, a fun and festive 3D decoration that is sure to ring in the holidays with cheer! I used the absolutely delightful Very Merry Collection to alter my alarm clock, transforming it into a tiny winter scene leading to Kringle's Bed & Breakfast Inn! Enjoy!

This was so much fun to design and I love how it all came together! This collection is so merry and bright, it is almost impossible to not be filled with the holiday jolly when using it. There are so many sweet details, I couldn't resist using a little of everything. A happy snowman greets all guests and visitors with visions of holiday cheer along the way to 25 Kris Kringle Lane. Warm blankets, presents, caroling and hot cocoa all await you at Kringle's B&B--I don't know about you, but I'm ready to make my reservation! 

I hope you like my project and feel inspired to create some holiday magic with the Very Merry Collection too! Thank you so very much for stopping by! Have a creative and blessed day! Happy crafting!


Today I want to show you how I used the ‘Oh What Fun’ Simple Set in my Robin’s egg personal planner. I wanted a Christmas and winter feeling, but without using the traditional Christmas ephemera like trees, santa’s, snowmans, etc. The ‘Oh What Fun’ collection has beautiful papers with striped, floral and gingham prints which I will mainly use in this setup.

For the front dashboard, I cut out lots of flowers from the ‘Christmas Wishes’ paper and layered them with some beige little punched flowers in the right lower corner. I punched these little flowers out of the left-over paper scraps and glued two flowers in the left upper corner. I added a sticker ‘tis the season and some enamel dots to finish the dashboard.

If you know my style by now I love to stuff the front pockets of these binder planners. I used papers, stickers and sticky notes from the Bloom collection. I made a flag paperclip with pieces of paper, enamel dots and the sticker ‘Jingle all the way’. Lastly, I tore out two sticker sheets from the Bloom mini tablet and tucked them into the side pocket. This way I always have some extra stickers in my planner.

I used the Today tablet to write down my shopping list to bake some fun Christmas cookies. I can easily take this list with me to the grocery store.

I hope you enjoyed this winter setup, for more inspiration go to my Instagram page:

Have a nice Holly Jolly day!!


Hello Friends its Kristine Davidson with you today.  I will be sharing a layout using the cutest winter collection called “Oh What Fun” .  A winter collection with red, pink and blue … yes please!
I used a cut file for my background in this page. I thought it would showcase all the different papers in this collection. 

As you know the winter months make it really hard to photograph a nice white background .. sorry about the lighting!

I wanted a bit of black included in this layout. I added black doodles around the entire cut file, some in the penguin on the top left hand corner, in the journal tag and in the JOY cut out letters. I feel that this brings the layout together. Because my background is white and the picture is a bit white in the background the colors in this layout just pop!

Thanks for visiting us at Simple Stories today, if you enjoyed my layouts please come find me on instagram @KristineDavidson

Have a great day!


It's the most wonderful time of the year! Happy Holidays everyone. Jomelle here today and I want to share with you my Holiday Planner Set up. 
I used the Oh What Fun Collection and the Free Printables to set up my Holiday Planner in my Cream Blossom A5. The colors in this collection are so sweet and so fun.

This Christmas countdown and the Santa are from the Free Printables.I printed the pages on regular computer paper, so I glued them on a cardstock so they don't feel so flimsy when I turn the page.
The one thing I enjoyed the most is creating my Monthly Layout. I used mostly the 12x12 Stickers to decorate my layout.
Here are some more of the Free Printable pages that I decorated.
Thank you for stopping by. For more inspirations follow me on my Instagram @J4Fashion.


Recently I shared a project using some simple triangles on the blog and today I am back to share how I used the leftover supplies (+ a few extra too!). I started on the mission of using up leftover triangle pieces from the Very Merry collection kit. I had cut several from various papers in the collection kit for my other project and did not want the rest to go to waste!

I was inspired by a Nordic sweater pattern I saw in some holiday advertising at one point for the pattern on my project. I was determined to use those triangles to make the Nordic pattern on my own page.

The trick for this was where to start with the pattern, I wanted it to balance out fairly even along the top and bottom edge of my project, so I had to lay out the pieces like making a quilt and then make a few adjustments along the way. I did try to mix up the pattern and color for the pieces as I went, so I wouldn’t have a big red or green area and the shapes were fairly balanced. The best part is that as the papers are double sided, you have so many pattern options available to you for mixing and mingling!

Once my pattern was all down, I added some machine stitching and then embellished with the great chipboard set from the Very Merry Collection! LOVE the Merry Christmas title and all the florals are great to add some circular elements on the page too!


I started off by making Paperclips from the Oh What Fun Collection. I will never tire of making them. 

I made dividers and planner book marks. I love how the traditional colors are mixed with pastels.

Journaling cards are the perfect size to add to your planner. I love the variety it gives and all in the convenience of a card.

I just love the Christmas countdown, all you need to do is laminate it, and add stickers for each day. When done stickers are easily removed.


Hello, friends! Jana Eubank here. Christmas can be a hectic time of year, but I always enjoy hunkering down in my craft room on a cold, snowy day for a bit of scrapbooking. Pulling out older holiday photos make me realize how quickly time passes by and to always savor each and every holiday spent with family and friends.

I began the page with the Season's Greetings paper from the Very Merry collection. I love the large floral in the corner! After placing my three photos in a triangle, the large floral perfectly fills the empty space and helps to frame the design.

I placed two strips of patterned paper on the right hand side of the page to anchor my photo grouping (Let It Snow striped paper and the green confetti dot of the 3x4 Journaling Cards paper). I used my sewing machine to zig-zag stitch in between the two paper strips and then added some chipboard snowflakes and phrase stickers at the top for decoration.

I could not resist adding that darling red truck to this page. It's almost as if the truck is delivery the presents that my family members are opening in the photo above! Ha! A fussy-cut floral piece from the Peace On Earth paper peeks out from behind the photo to finish things off.

I cut another larger flower cluster from the Peace On Earth paper to accent the bottom of my main photo and fill the space above my sticker title.

Finally, I added journaling to the left side of the page. Now this layout is ready to be put in our Family Album! I can't wait to get together with family again this year. Christmas is such a beautiful time of year!


See you again soon!